2004 - Ch Grand Puy Lacoste 5ème Cru Pauillac
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2012 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl

2004 CH GRAND PUY LACOSTE 5ÈME CRU PAUILLAC - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Region
Pauillac
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2012 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH2

    Goedhuis, October 2011

    This fine estate owned by the charming Xavier Borie is just beginning to enter its peak of drinking. A wine which balances power and concentration with freshness and purity of fruit. Tremendously appealing and masses of class.

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2005,
    Score: -

    A wonderful wine from the hugely talented Francois Xavier Borie. 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot it combines the seriousness and precision of Cabernet with the plumpness and softness of the Merlot. This is a wine with plenty of character and will last for many years. Drink 2012-2028

  • RP

    Robert Parker, June 2007,
    Score: 89

    This excellent offering displays sweet black currant notes intermixed with notions of licorice, scorched earth, and spicy herbs. Medium-bodied and elegant with abundant fruit on the attack and mid-palate, and light to moderate tannin, it should drink well for 10-15 years. Drink 2007-2022

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2005,
    Score: 17.5

    Xavier Borie has had an excellent year. Savoury, creamy nose – very dense and compact. Very flattering texture – round with some obvious but very refreshing tannins. Very strong personality, quite dry on the finish but quite bright fruit, very lively. Not big but lovely balance. Very neat. Great gently done. Dry finish but well done for the long term. Very clean and fresh. Drink 2015-2030

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Producer

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Grand Puy Lacoste sits on top of one of the steepest slopes in Pauillac, a whole 16 metres above the main flatlands! Hardly Himalayan, but the extra 16 metres of pebble-enriched soil results inparticularly excellent drainage. François-Xavier Borie is at the helm of this very impressive château which was purchased in 1978 from Monsieur Dupin.

Region

Pauillac

Due south of St Estèphe lies the appellation of Pauillac, the king of Left Bank communes. It is home to three first growths as well as a plethora of other classified growths. Pauillac's renowned well-draining, gravelly soils enable its dominant grape Cabernet Sauvignon to reach fantastic heights of complexity and concentration. As a result, Pauilac's wines tend to be full-bodied with compact tannins and good freshness. Its aromatics are often what one associates with classic Bordeaux: pencil shavings, black currant and occasional mint. Some of the most famous châteaux of the commune are Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Lafite Rothschild, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages.